The Wee One loves music and she loves to hear me sing, which is good since I love to sing. I started singing her full name to the tune of Frere Jacques (which is something my own mother did for me when I was young) but after I finished the first verse, a scant eight lines, I started to make up more.
Tag: Renaissance Fair
Ren Fair With A Baby
This is my first Renfaire with the Wee One and the first day was difficult for many reasons. But it’s such an important part of my life that I can’t bear to stop doing it. Like all other things with my Wee One, it’s figuring out how to adjust.
It takes special kind of planning. I’m still breastfeeding so I don’t have to bring special food for her, but I do have to make period appropriate arrangements for naps and physical activity.
And garb, of course. I loved making her garb.
But you need to drink ample water in the days approaching fair, as well as the day of, and be plenty rested.
Adding Creativty through the 51/51 Challenge
When I create my annual challenges, this one called the 51/51 Challenge, I like to include things that encourage me to be creative. (Wonder about the 51/51 Challenge? Look HERE!) To that end, one of the goals this year was to build up the Alba Garrison pinterest boards and blog site.
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I have a paint question for you. There is a sign painted on plywood that my guild used during the Ren Fair that had our name and a cute picture on it. We’ve decided to paint over it, and I have volunteered to do that. My question is this:
What is a good paint to use on plywood that is outside?
Nothing that will run or wash away, and something that takes to wood. I will be posting pictures as I work on this project: Thank you for your help!
I Sang at my Renaissance Faire
But it was not what I thought it would be, alas.
As part of my 2014 36/36 challenge, I had given myself the task of singing at the faire, either by myself or with a tenor who works the lanes playing a bard. We even talked about the tune we would sing together.
This was part of my 36/36 challenge, but it was not quite what I thought it would be. 🙂
I pictured myself singing a little ditty, or standing with Alex, our Bard, in a lane to sing something else. Instead, I sang “I’m a Little Teapot” for my guild.
I had left my mug behind one Saturday night and our guild leader had snagged it for safekeeping. The penance, or cost for it, however, was singing something silly. If I had been someone else, he said, it would have been worse.
So I accomplished this goal, just not in a way that I thought I would.
Seven Sunday Speculations on the Renaissance Faire
This is my second-to-last weekend of my first season as a Scots cast member of a Ren Faire, and I’ll miss it. It was a bit of a slow start for me, but I’m fully bought in now, for many reasons:
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On a little girl at the Renaissance Faire
Let us gingerly place a timid foot e’er closer
My first official stint as a real live acting Rennie approaches, and I’m sick. I was out doing site work last Saturday, and fell sick. In truth, I was already coming down with something, but then I didn’t hydrate properly. Bot now, just a few days out, I’m getting excited and watching Brave to prepare for me accent. As I think about the month that approaches, I realizes it will pass quickly.
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Like a challenge? You’ll love this
Like many of my fellow writers, I enjoy a good prompt. (Sometimes the ideas swarming around in here are too much to organize, and we need a filter to streamline them!) I found a blogger who is doing a 52 goals in 52 weeks challenge, and I’m going to copy it, do something like that.
Since we’re in the middle of April, there are 36 weeks left in the year, and I’m going to take on 36 goals in 36 weeks. I like that number. It’s the square of 6, it has balance. So: 36/36 Challenge.
Here are the things I’ll be doing:
Inspiration Engine 11 – PhD, Stories and Maps
This is a weekly post I do to highlight blogs or bloggers who have inspired me in some way during this week – another car on my imagination train!
As you may or may not know, to make the most of my interest in relationships,to stimulate the research corners of my brain and to give legitimacy to my findings, I have been trying to get into a PhD program for the past two years. I have been turned down from 18 programs in total, both in social work and in social psychology, and I’m bummed.
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